(04-04-2014, 01:05 PM)kyork Wrote: Hi,
Forgive me, I have given up searching.
1) I would like to learn all the details about settings like Set Pressure, EPR, Climate control, Smart Start... .basically all the options you would find on the Device Settings page of the ResScan software and what or how the options presented effect the CPAP performance.
The Set Pressure setting is the therapeutic pressure setting prescribed by the doc. You can't base what your Set Pressure setting should be by comparing it to others.
It is unusual, but not unheard of, for a person to only need 4 cm of pressure. So it's worth double checking that that is the pressure on your script.
Right now both RAMP and EPR are not available to you because your pressure is already set to 4cm, which is the minimum pressure the machine can deliver.
If your Set Pressure number were higher, then RAMP and EPR would be available as comfort settings. The Ramp allows a user to start the night at a low pressure (typically 4cm) and the machine will slowly increase the pressure until the Set Pressure is reached. EPR allows a user to have a somewhat lower pressure on exhalation than on inhalation. But the exhalation pressure is never allowed to go any lower than 4cm, and that's why you don't have the option of EPR.
ClimateControl allows you to use a heated hose on your machine. You set the temperature you want the air to be, and the machine will automatically adjust the humidity to keep the air in the tube at 80% relative humidity and at the desired air temperature.
Smart Start does not work well at pressures below 7cm and it does not work well with nasal pillows masks. When Smart Start is turned ON and the machine is used at an appropriate pressure and with an appropriate mask, the machine will turn itself on after it detects a few inhalations and the machine will turn itself off when it does not detect any breathing for several minutes. Me? I don't see the point---hitting the big ON/OFF button is just not that big of an issue for me.
Quote:2) Also, for some reason the memory card is causing errors when I try to suck the data off of it. The CPAP also asks If I want to erase the card, and if I say no - it errors out and tells me to remove it.
Are you using a Windows 8 computer or a Macintosh to try to download the data? If so, you absolutely have to remember to lock the card before putting it into your computer. Those operating systems write hidden files to the card when it is inserted into the computer and the S9 does not like those extra files.